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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Pelt \Pelt\ (p[e^]lt), n. [Cf. G. pelz a pelt, fur, fr. OF.
pelice, F. pelisse (see Pelisse); or perh. shortened fr.
1. The skin of a beast with the hair on; a raw or undressed
hide; a skin preserved with the hairy or woolly covering
on it. See 4th Fell. --Sir T. Browne.
Raw pelts clapped about them for their clothes.
2. The human skin. [Jocose] --Dryden.
3. (Falconry) The body of any quarry killed by the hawk.
Pelt rot, a disease affecting the hair or wool of a beast.
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